Beche-de-mer accused discharged

A MAGISTRATE last Friday discharged a man accused of leading a group that removed 59 bags of beche-de-mer at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources last October. Reginald Aipia was discharged after principal magistrate Jim Seuka dismissed the case on the basis it was instituted more than six months after the crime was allegedly…

447 set to contest

THE list of candidates to contest the November 19 elections has been finalised. Electoral Commission said yesterday a total of 447 candidates have been nominated to contest. The figure was revised from the 443 announced at the close of the withdrawal period last Saturday. The final list will be published in the papers in coming…

UDP oppose plan to rearm Police

The Vice President of United Democratic Party of Solomon Islands says the move to rearm the certain unit in Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is untimely. Danny Philip told local reporters at a press conference in Honiara hotel on Monday. He explained the public no longer have the confidence and trust towards the local…

Leaking water shocks passengers

PASSENGERS checking in for flight to Australia are shocked to see water dripping from upstairs down to the open space of Honiara International Airport on Tuesday. Permanent Secretary of Communication and Aviation, Francis Lomo said the leak happened after water overflow from the sink in the rest room upstairs after someone left the tap opened…

Coral Reef survey to be undertaken here

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation will launch a coral reef survey in the Solomon Islands next month. Working in conjunction with the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine resources, Catlin Seaview Survey, University of Queensland, and Oceanswatch Foundation will be surveying reefs in the Santa Cruz Islands, Sikaiana Islands, Arnavon Islands and New Georgia Islands.          …

Laulana school graduation

LAULANA Community High School (LCHS) near Auki in Malaita Province held their graduation over the on Friday at the school. A total of 60 students have graduated and were awarded with certificates. These included grade six (6) and form three (3). Jackson Raphe from the teachers training department in Malaita was the guest of honor…

Police chief wants more officers

The new Royal Solomon Islands Police Force police chief says he wants to train more policemen and women to join the police force. Frank Prendergast said young men and women from all the provinces and Honiara who are interested in taking up policing as their future career should apply for to join the Force. Mr…

‘Vote out poorly performed MPs’

OUTGOING Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Choiseul Manasseh Sogavare says, outgoing MPs who fail to contribute in Bills, Parliamentary debates and are always absent from Parliament sessions should not be voted in again. The former Prime Minister said the recent survey report by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) sends a good message to voters.…